Jun 2015
General | News Room | Jun 30

Next Gear Solutions Expanding in Oxford

Jackson, Mississippi — June 30, 2015 — Officials from Next Gear Solutions, provider of management software for the restoration industry, announce the company is expanding its customer service operations in Oxford, Mississippi. The project represents a corporate investment of $58,800 and will create 60 new jobs. “Mississippi’s economy continues to grow and our economic development efforts […]
General | News Room | Jun 30

Mississippi Development Authority Names New Deputy Director

Jackson, Mississippi — June 30, 2015 — Mississippi Development Authority is pleased to announce Mike McGrevey has joined the agency as deputy director, effective July 6. McGrevey comes to MDA from the city of Meridian, Mississippi, where he served as chief administrative officer responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the city, including economic development and working to […]

Indianola Pecan House Expanding Operations in Indianola

Jackson, Mississippi — June 26, 2015 — Officials from Indianola Pecan House announce the company is expanding operations in Indianola, Mississippi. The project represents a $50,000 corporate investment and will create 10 jobs, bringing the total number employed at the Indianola location to 60. For the expansion, Indianola Pecan House will relocate its cracking and cooking operations […]

United Furniture Industries Locating Distribution Operations in Wren

Jackson, Mississippi — June 23, 2015 — Officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer United Furniture Industries announce the company is locating distribution operations in the former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren, Mississippi. The project will create 50 new jobs at the Wren location, as well as 50 new manufacturing jobs throughout United Furniture’s Amory, Nettleton, and […]

Milwaukee Tool Announces Expansion in Greenwood

Jackson, Mississippi — June 19, 2015 — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Milwaukee Tool announced today the company is expanding its operations in Greenwood, Mississippi. The project represents a corporate investment of $16.8 million, and the creation of 126 new jobs, of which 105 have been filled. This brings the total number employed by the company […]

MSU Leading the New Frontier in Unmanned Systems

In the early days of aviation, the goal of flight was simply to go higher and farther – and land safely. Today, that goal has expanded exponentially to reach new frontiers in both manned and unmanned flight. In fact, the development and refinement of unmanned aircraft systems has reached a critical juncture, and Mississippi is […]
General | News Room | Jun 16

MDA to Lead Business Development Mission to Japan, South Korea

Jackson, Mississippi — June 16, 2015 — Representatives from Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Asia Oct. 14-21, 2015. Designed to connect Mississippi businesses that want to expand trade and create new business relationships with qualified buyers in Japan and South Korea, the mission may include […]
General | News Room | Jun 16

Mississippi Receives Fifth Consecutive Silver Shovel Award

Jackson, Mississippi — June 16, 2015 — For the fifth consecutive year, Area Development magazine has awarded Mississippi a Silver Shovel Award for its economic development effectiveness. Area Development is a leading economic development publication covering site selection and facility planning. The Shovel Awards are presented to states that prove economic development success based on the […]

MISA Metal Processing Locating Operations in Forest, Mississippi

Forest, Mississippi — June 10, 2015 — Officials from MISA Metal Processing, Inc., supplier of coils and slit steel to Tier 1 automotive suppliers, announce the company is locating operations in Forest, Miss. The project is a $9.8 million company investment and will initially create 11 jobs. MMP is locating in Forest as a supplier to […]
General | News Room | Jun 8

H.M. Richards Launching Major Expansion in Guntown, Mississippi

Guntown, Mississippi — June 8, 2015 — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer H.M. Richards announced today the company is expanding operations at its location in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Guntown, Mississippi, in Lee County. The project represents a corporate investment of $8 million and will create 500 jobs. […]